This edition of the Prairie Garden touches on many aspects of trees, including threats to trees, tree diversity, our passion and love of the beauty of trees, tree products, tree carving, syrup making and bird watching. The many food products that come from trees are unique and nutritious and the information on how you can be successful in producing and/or creating them is presented by an eclectic group of prairie people. The need to keep planting trees for future generations is a theme that is touched on throughout this book. This 2012 Prairie Garden also includes memories of the passing of some special prairie innovators, a summary of the closing of the Morden Research Station woody ornamental program and the history of our successful Dutch Elm Disease program in Manitoba. As you read this edition, I hope you will reflect how we as prairie gardeners need to keep the pioneer spirit alive and search for solutions to tree survival in our harsh continental climate.